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  • A former South Carolina police officer who apologized after attacking a Black man without provocation at a traffic stop last year is seeking for a jury to acquit him of a misdemeanor charge stemming from the incident. A jury heard opening statements Monday on whether former Rock Hill police investigator Jonathan Moreno committed assault and battery against Travis Price at a June 2021 traffic stop. Bystander video on Facebook showing officers wrestling with Price and his brother and forcing them to the ground. The incident prompted several days of protests last summer.
  • A South Carolina representative being drawn into a district with another House member is trying to convince the city of Orangeburg to join a lawsuit over the new redistricting maps. Democratic Rep. Jerry Govan told Orangeburg City Council last week that the House maps signed into law last month unfairly split the city and will lose cause it to lose political power. The plan puts most of Orangeburg's city limits into a district currently represented by Democratic Rep. Justin Bamberg who lives in neighboring Bamberg County. City officials says they will consider joining a federal lawsuit over the state House districts already filed by two civil rights groups.
  • President Joe Biden often cites the critical role that South Carolina played when he won the Democratic nomination in 2020. He points to his long political ties to a state whose Black voters handed him a major victory during the primary season at a desperate time for his campaign. But now, one year into his presidency, some who supported Biden reluctantly or not at all say they're unimpressed and even dispirited.
  • A layer of ice and a blanket of snow has covered coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia. The winter weather system that entered the region on Friday brought colder temperatures and precipitation not often seen in the region. The storm had mostly blown off the Atlantic Coast by 7 a.m. Saturday. Meteorologists said it left as much as six inches of snow in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. There was up to a half inch of ice in parts of coastal North Carolina that are further south. The ice accumulation also stretched along much of the South Carolina coast in smaller amounts. Charleston got less than a 10th of an inch of ice.
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    Mark Adams
    January 22, 2022 — Analysis of Gov. Henry McMaster's 2022 State of the State address; a preview of what's to come in the third week of the legislative session; a conversation with Lancaster County first responders about the impacts of opioids on their region; and more.
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    When you are thinking about investing some money into the financial markets, are you thinking about the potential reward? Or maybe the amount of risk involved? Those are certainly things to think about. But our next guest says you should start with the purpose and time frame of your investment. Mike Switzer interviews David Turner, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC.
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